Patent Number: 6,166,927

Title: Push-pull power converter circuit

Abstract: A push-pull converter for converting an input voltage to a selectable output voltage is disclosed. The push-pull converter includes a pair of primary switches and a pair of primary windings of a transformer. The voltage stress across the primary switches is regulated by means of a clamp capacitor. The clamp capacitor clamps the voltage of the primary switches during the reset of the primary windings of the transformer. An alternate embodiment is also disclosed in which the voltage stress across the primary switches is regulated by means of two clamp capacitors. The clamp capacitor clamps the voltage of the primary switches during the reset of the primary windings of the transformer. The clamp capacitors extend the transformer reset period to include the lagging dead time for the corresponding switches, as well as the complementary powering stage. Current in the output section during the dead times is permitted by means of an additional diode, therein.

Inventors: Farrington; Richard W. (Heath, TX), Hart; William (Plano, TX)

Assignee: Ericsson Inc.

International Classification: H02M 3/337 (20060101); H02M 3/24 (20060101); H02M 003/335 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017